We are very grateful to staff at Macquarie Bank and the Macquarie Foundation who, at a breakfast event this morning, raised close to $7500 for PIAC’s strategic litigation work and the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS).
With the support of pro bono lawyers from some of Australia’s leading law firms, PIAC’s HPLS runs free legal clinics for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness at welfare agencies in Sydney and Newcastle.
Over the past few years, 15 lawyers from Macquarie have been providing pro bono legal advice at regular clinics at the Wayside Chapel.
Speaking at the breakfast, Roslyn Cook, HPLS Managing Solicitor, said: ‘This work would not be possible without the support of organisations like Macquarie, and dedication of the lawyers who staff our clinics each week.
‘Their assistance can be life-changing for clients, many of whom are experiencing very tough times,’ added Roslyn.
‘We really appreciate the work of all the HPLS lawyers, and thank Macquarie for their generous donation,’ said Roslyn.
HPLS volunteer solicitor Josh Gittoes also spoke at the event, highlighting the value of pro bono work and his own experiences at the Wayside clinic.
You can read more about HPLS here, or for more information contact Roslyn Cook on [email protected].